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Collection of four animated film stills representing Shorts Program 2

Shorts 2: Expansions (Animation)

  •   Various
  •   Portugal | Switzerland | United States

This group of animated shorts stirs the imagination and offers heroic stories of rituals. Featuring works by Jeff Le Bars and Jérémie Balais, João Gonzalez, Ahmad Saleh, David Doutel and Vasco Sá, Jonathan Laskar, and Sara Gunnarsdóttir.

In New Moon (U.S.), inner city dreams are illuminated in this imaginative surrealist journey narrated by Colman Domingo. A father and son are a pair of Ice Merchants (Portugal), who parachute from their cliffside house to sell their wares to the village below. A sleepless mother searches for her missing child in war-torn Palestine with the help of the Night (Palestine) sky. Joel and his horse, working under the blazing sun, discover a man attempting to start a forest fire in Garrano (Portugal). In The Record (Switzerland), an antique instrument dealer receives a magical vinyl record from a traveler. In the early ’90s, an imaginative 15-year-old searches for her ultimate paramour but struggles to balance the real world and her grandiose fantasies in My Year of Dicks (U.S.)

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

  •   73 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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